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Cable Car Cinema & Cafe

Neighborhood: College Hill
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Address: 204 S. Main St., Providence, RI 02903
Phone Number: 401-272-3970
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Activities: Dining
Description: Enjoy dinner and a movie at this unique theater.

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Wonderful Gem Downtown

Great food, beverages, and movies. Order a panini, snack, and beer, take a seat in a cozy, comfortable love seat, and enjoy a top movie, all for a most reasonable price. Wonderful... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 18, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Great food, beverages, and movies. Order a panini, snack, and beer, take a seat in a cozy, comfortable love seat, and enjoy a top movie, all for a most reasonable price. Wonderful place to thoroughly enjoy a causal dinner and a movie. We are sure to go back (hopefully often).

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RHODE ISLAND
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

now this is how a movie should be viewed. On a couch with your honey beside you and watch a nice film. A little food,some soft drinks. What a nice night out. Not a lot of money and you just have a good time. Parking at night is not bad.

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Melrose, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Enjoy a snack before the show, grab a beer, some popcorn and relax to watch an interesting movie! Be sure to check out what's playing - lots of sundance movies. Very friendly staff!

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Lake Grove, NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

This a an independent movie house/coffee shoppe/snack bar across the river near Brown. They show an offbeat selection of films. This is a very hip spot! Unfortunately, the film we saw this day was a New Zealand black comedy about vampires befriending humans and werewolves----just horrible! This place is a fun experience that serves an array of foods.

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roswell, NM
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

I LOVE THIS PLACE. There's something wonderful about being able to have a panini and a glass of wine while watching a movie in a couch seat surrounded by a small group of strangers. It's like an expanded living room mixed with a cafe and a giant screen. The biggest bummer I ever had was dreaming all day of their... More 

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North Stonington, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I have recently gone to see two movies here with my husband and grown children. Many of the films are off the beaten path documentaries but some comedies are shown. Both films were entertaining. They sell coffee, tea, soda, and other food including a bottomless popcorn that you fill yourself. The chairs are wide cushioned seats. The theater is small... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

They play little gems. You need to be on the ball, things come and go very quickly. They have great special events.

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

i've traveled to providence many times in the last 4 years. One of the first things i do is check the schedule at the Cable Car. i love the ambiance, and the food is great. a great place to have coffee even if you don't see a movie. But the programming is always top notch.

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WGRI
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

The theater is full of big shuffed chairs and couches (with cup holders). Seats have plenty of leg room - and you can just picture yourself taking a nap. The all-you-can-eat popcorn is a draw for me -- and it's popped continuously (not bagged and brought in) and you can add your own amount of SEA SALT. It's not to... More 

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New Orleans
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The Cable Car was and is a great small and different cinema showing independent films for over 30 years. My husband and I had our first date here in 1978 seeing an Italian film called Bread and Chocolate which lost a lot of humor with its English translation. I remember telling my Joe what a good time I had watching... More 

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Address: Address: 204 S. Main St., Providence, RI 02903
Phone Number: 401-272-3970
Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Providence>  > College Hill

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